Professional Team - Chemistry and Life Sciences
Steve Jones BSc PhD CPA EPA RTMA MRSC Managing Director / Principal Patent Attorney Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Registered Trade Mark Attorney e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Steve Jones has a 1st class BSc degree in Chemistry and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Leeds. He entered the patent profession in 1986, and qualified in 1989. Steve trained at Fisons Pharmaceuticals, before entering private practice with a firm in Leicester in 1990, where he became a partner in 1993. He left that firm in 2000 to establish AdamsonJones. Steve's practice is diverse, but with an emphasis on the biomedical field. He has wide experience of pharmaceutical matters, especially in the fields of formulations and drug delivery devices, with particular experience of respiratory drug delivery and associated technologies, and also tissue sealants and adhesives. Steve has also worked extensively in the field of biosensors. As well as patent filing and prosecution, he has handled many contentious matters, in particular oppositions at the European Patent Office, representing both opponents and patentees, and an important component of his present practice is the provision of advice on the scope and validity of the IP rights of his clients' competitors. Steve is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, a member of the European Patents Institute, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, and a Foreign Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Liz Smith is a patent attorney with nearly 30 years experience. The majority of that experience was gained in the Patent Department of one of the UK's best known companies, The Boots Company PLC, where Liz was latterly Head of Patents. Liz joined AdamsonJones in 2004. Her practice mainly involves the filing and prosecution of patent applications and advising clients in relation to competitor patents. Particular fields in which Liz has extensive experience and expertise are pharmaceutical chemistry and formulations, cosmetics and personal care products. Liz has considerable experience of handling patent filing programmes across the world, commonly in 50 territories, and of providing strategic IP advice to senior management. Liz is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and a member of the European Patents Institute.
Eilidh Benest is a graduate in Medicinal Chemistry, with a 1st class Masters of Chemistry degree from the University of Leeds. Eilidh was awarded the Crabtree Prize for the best performance in the final year of the degree scheme, during which she completed a research project entitled "Investigations towards the asymmetric synthesis of ß-phenylethylamines". Prior to joining AdamsonJones, Eilidh was engaged in coordinating external research projects for a major PLC, which involved considerable exposure to intellectual property issues. Eilidh's practice involves mainly patent drafting and prosecution across a wide range of subject matter, predominantly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical fields. Eilidh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, and a member of the European Patents Institute.
David Gwilliam obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry & Genetics from The University of Nottingham, followed by a Master of Science degree in Cancer Immunotherapy from the same university. David’s research involved studies into the effect of cytokine signalling on naïve CD4+ T-cell activation. Following completion of his studies in 2007, David worked in industry, for MedImmune UK Ltd, before joining AdamsonJones in July 2008. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, and a member of the European Patents Institute, and is involved in all aspects of patent drafting and prosecution.
Katherine Wright graduated with a 1st Class Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of York. During her time there she completed a research project into mummification practices in Ancient Yemen, focusing on identifying substances used in the embalming process. After graduating, she spent some time as a Research Assistant within the Physics Department at the University of Birmingham where she was part of a research team developing Positron Emission Tomography for use in industry and research.
Katherine joined AdamsonJones in April 2010, and trained with the firm. In April 2011 Katherine was awarded the Moss Prize for the candidate achieving the highest aggregate marks in the patent Foundation Papers of the 2010 qualifying examination, and a year later she followed that success by winning the prize for the best performance in the 2011 Advanced Patent Drafting paper. Katherine qualified as a UK patent attorney in April 2013.
Katherine is involved in the full range of patent filing, prosecution and advisory work for a variety of clients, predominantly in the fields of pharmaceuticals, healthcare and related technologies.